Comic books often face real life and try to offer “a little help” within their pages. Often creatives in the industry team with organizations to craft stories specifically directed at certain issues in the hope of getting readers to pay attention. Captain America: A Little Help is an all-new story free to all fans via the Marvel Comics App and Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited that attempts to help raise awareness of suicide prevention.
Written by Dr. Tim Ursiny, PH.D., CBC, RCC and illustrated by Nick Dragotta, this powerful story shows what happens when one man on the verge of suicide is drawn into a chance encounter with Captain Americaâ€”and he may be the Avengerâ€™s only hope!
â€œSuper heroes fight a lot of battles, but there are few more important than combating suicide,â€ said Tom Brevoort, Senior Vice-President of Publishing. â€œThatâ€™s why weâ€™re making Captain America: A Little Help available for free via our digital comics outlets. If even one person calls this number instead of doing something very tragic, we know that means we succeeded.â€
The story is also available in good olâ€™ fashion print in I Am An Avenger #5 on newsstands and in comic books shops now.
To contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, please call 1-800-273-TALK or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.